Our Staff

Jesse Norell Guitar Instructor

Master of Arts: Theological Studies
Bethel Seminary

A Few Fun Facts

  • Favorite Song to Sing Along To "Blackbird" by the Beatles
  • Favorite Musical Artist or GroupMuse
  • First song ever performed (age and stage) "Video Killed the Radio Star" performed with a rock band for my youth group at age 17. I did lots of church music before that.
  • In my free time, I like to ...Write songs, watch basketball, have dance parties with my kids.


I grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and took trombone for a few years before moving to the Dominican Republic at age 13 and picking up a guitar at 15. I returned to MN, earned two degrees from Bethel University/Seminary, then moved with my wife to Singapore where I was offered a guitar teaching job for an international school. I've been teaching for MNSoM since 2015 and have loved coming to work every day!